DECEMBER 2020

Tumalo Students & Families–

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, although it may have looked a little different this year. I know our gathering was much smaller this year than it has been in years past. It was wonderful to get outside in the beautiful Central Oregon sunny weather and get chores done around our property. I also wanted to thank all of you who were able to bring your child/children to our Tiger Lunch Club. It was awesome to see so many of our students and their “smiling” eyes above their masks. It brought the “kid energy” back to campus that we are so desperately missing! We hope to offer more Tiger Lunch Club opportunities if we get a stretch of warmer weather while students are in CDL (Comprehensive Distance Learning).

Our little piece of the world continues to be impacted by Covid-19 as we try to move towards getting our students back in the building. Unfortunately our local Covid cases continue to rise and we aren’t able to bring our students back in the building at this time.

I know there are many emotions with all of this going on and everyone processes it differently. That is definitely true with my staff here at Tumalo as they feel the pressure of trying to meet the needs of all their students virtually. Our staff continues to try and provide the best experience possible through distance learning while genuinely missing your children here in the building. We are all trying to navigate this together and I can’t thank you all enough for your partnership and patience.

We continue to look for ways to connect with our students and improve the online experience for your child/children. Please reach out to your child’s teacher, Mrs. Hoyt or myself if you need additional support or have ideas to better support all our students.

Reminders/Updates:
Thank you for participating in Parent Conferences earlier in the month. I know our teachers felt very positive after connecting with all of you and working to continue a strong partnership.

“Learning Ready”–Please support your child’s success by creating an area for them to
access their Live Meets along with a workspace and their materials. You can also help support your child being “Learning Ready” by getting them up in time to get dressed, have breakfast and brush their teeth before their 8:45 AM Live Meet.

Our first virtual Dads and Dudes of the year will be on Friday, December 11th at 8:00 AM. We will send out a link next week. Hope to see you there! *Remember this event is focused on having all our dads or important male figures involved with their child but any important person in a child’s life is always welcome!

          

JUSTIN NICKLOUS

Tumalo Community School Principal

Email     Office 541.382.2853